Denise Osso writes fiction, essays and songs.
Her short story Flight Plan: A Fable received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Craft Short Fiction Prize, selected by Elizabeth McCracken. She attended the 2018 Tin House Summer Workshop to work with Antonya Nelson and did a deep dive with Margaret Wrinkle in Gallisteo, NM in 2017. During a 2016 Ragdale Foundation residency, she walked the prairie and discovered the seeds of her memoir. Her essays and short stories have been featured in and delighted audiences in The Los Angeles New Fiction Emerging Writer Series. She is working on a collection of stories about how the magical pokes through the mundane and informs our lives. A prolific songwriter, her music and lyrics have been recorded by artists in the U.S. and Europe and featured in film and on television. A passionate performer, she appeared Off-Broadway at The Mercer-Brecht, sang at Café Largo and the Troubadour in L.A., and at clubs all over the north side of sweet home Chicago.